What does it mean to know your true worth?
How can we measure it and where does it come from? What do we need to do to define it? We’ve all had moments when we look back at our past and we feel disappointed. Thought about how bad someone treated us and asked yourself why you put up with that.
This is exactly what knowing your true worth is all about. It is the realization that you need and deserve something so much better. If you let a person mistreat and disrespect you, it can destroy your self-esteem and make you think you are the problem. This will happen when they don’t give you the validation that you once received and deserve.
This kind of situation also makes you feel like there is something wrong with you. This means your self-worth will plummet and you start feeling bad about yourself. So how do we get yourself back again and make your true worth clear?
1. Get out of the cycle
Plenty of us are guilty of repeating the same cycle over and over again. We become aware of our worth and we let outside validation take over us until we get our hearts broken. After that, we get the courage to leave the situation and try building our self-esteem back up again. Does that sound familiar?
The only way you can break this cycle is by knowing your worth. When you know your worth, good things start to happen. This means you start knowing who deserves your time, how you deserve to be treated plus what you have to offer.
2. Know your true worth
Nobody can determine your true worth except you. You need to be the person that gets to make that decision. No matter how other people make you feel, or what they say about you, they can’t establish your true worth. That decision will always be up to you.
3. Make your worth known
A person that knows their own worth, doesn’t need to scream it out loud to the world. They show it through their actions. When you know your worth, you don’t feel the need to tell people how they should treat you. Communication shows through your actions.
4. Don’t accept disrespect
People that know their true worth will not tolerate disrespect and make it known immediately. If someone disrespects you, you don’t just sit back and accept it. And, you don’t lash out and make a scene. This just shows the person who is disrespectful that they have control over your emotions. The only thing you have to do is walk away without an attitude in any given situation.
You don’t need to explain to anyone why you’ve distanced yourself from them. People should know what they’ve done to you. It is not your job to show a person the bare minimum of human decency at any time in any situation.
5. Don’t be afraid to stand alone
In life, there will be moments when we will have to stand alone if we want to make a statement and be treated differently. We can never have fear of standing alone. First, it’s important to build a relationship with yourself, then you’ll learn how to love yourself.
Remember, when you know your true worth, you will never compromise or settle for anything less than what you really deserve.
Learn to be straightforward about what you want in your life. This means you’re putting yourself first. Don’t let people get the best of your emotions.
Always hold your head high. Stand your ground, demand respect and you’ll get the respect you deserve!